publication . Article . 2012

OA13.02. Utilizing mind-body practices in public schools: teaching self-regulation skills and fostering resilience in our next generation

M Fritts; M Sprengel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, volume 12, issue Suppl 1, pages O50-O50 (eissn: 1472-6882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract
Purpose Due to multiple and increasing stressors including large classroom sizes, increased educational requirements and decreased personal attention, children in public schools are at a greater risk than ever of developing behavioral, anxiety and stress-related disorders. These problems have contributed to poor test scores and academic performance, as well as decreased high school graduation rates. The drop-out rate among U.S. students was 9.1% in 2009 and is approaching 50% in urban high schools. To remedy these problems, public school systems needs to provide their schools with more effective tools for coping with academic and social pressures. While the phys...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
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NIH| International Research Conference on Integrative Medicine
Project
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 3R13AT007128-01S1
  • Funding stream: NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
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